Dr. P. Chandrasekaran


Dr. P. Chandrasekaran
Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry

Office: CH 121Q
Ph. (409) 880-7514
Fax (409) 880-8270
Email: chandru@lamar.edu

Dr. Chandrasekaran's Research Group

Our research group focused on synthesis of inorganic/organometallic complexes with interesting photochemical and catalytic properties. Currently, we are investigating metal-dithiolene complexes as a dye component in dye-sensitized solar cells as well as a catalyst for organic transformations. Students working in our group will gain experiences in air-free synthetic techniques, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and density functional theory.

Selected Publications:

  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Chiang, K.; Nordlund, D.; Bergmann, U.; Holland, P.; DeBeer, S. “Sensitivity of X-ray Core Spectroscopy to Changes in Metal Ligation: A Systematic Study of Low-Coordinate, High-Spin Ferrous Complexes" Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 6286–6298.
  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Mague, J. T.; Balakrishna, M. S. “Synthesis and characterization of gold(I) complexes cyclodiphosphazanes cis-{RP(m-NtBu)}2: Formation of novel tetranuclear gold(I) macrocycle with ClO4– encapsulation” Dalton Trans. 2009, 5478–5486.
  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Kuppuswamy, A.; Jayarathne, U.; Pérez, L. M.; Mague, J. T.; Donahue, J. P. “Synthesis, structures and properties of mixed dithiolene-carbonyl and dithiolene-phosphine complexes of tungsten” Inorg. Chem. 2009, 48, 2103–2113.
  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Mague, J. T.; Balakrishna, M. S. “Cyclodiphosphazane cis -{(o-MeOC6H4O)P(m-NtBu)}2 as a bridging bidentate ligand: Synthesis, structures of heterometallic complexes, and halogen exchange between Rh-Cl and Cu-X (X = Br, I)” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 4988–4997.
  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Mague, J. T.; Balakrishna, M. S. “Copper(I) coordination polymers [{Cu(m-X)}2{RP(m-Nt Bu)}2]n (R = OC6H4OMe-o, X = Cl, Br, I) and their reversible conversion into mononuclear complexes [CuX{(RP(m-NtBu))2} 2]: Synthesis and structural characterization” Inorg. Chem. 2006, 45, 6678–6683.
  • Chandrasekaran, P.; Mague, J. T.; Balakrishna, M. S. “Tetranuclear rhodium(I) macrocycle containing cyclodiphosphazane [Rh2(m-Cl)2(CO)2 {(tBuNP(OC6H4OMe-o))2- kP]2 and its reversible conversion into trans-[Rh(CO)Cl{(tBuNP(OC6H4OMe-o))2kP}2]” Organometallics 2005, 24, 3780–3783.